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An Introduction to Tai Chi and Eight Pieces of Brocade (EVTI)
|Start Date:Wednesday, April 24 (8 meetings)||Location: 104, Clarke|
|Instructor: Virginia Payne
||Meeting Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM|
|Tuition: $115($85 for seniors)||Status: Running/Still Openings|
Originally one of the ancient Chinese martial arts, Tai Chi (or Taiji quan) is practiced today by students primarily as a method of exercise that cultivates physical and mental harmony in movements. Scientific studies show that Tai Chi improves and possibly prevents chronic conditions such as arthritis, heart disease and diabetes. In fact, practicing Tai Chi regularly helps reduce stress, improve balance and coordination, strengthen immune systems, and develop body awareness and confidence. Eight Pieces of Brocade is primarily designated as a form of medical qigong, meant to improve health. It consists of eight separate exercises coupled with deep breathing – which are primarily used as warm-ups in this intro class before practicing the Tai Chi form. Wear soft, comfortable clothes and soft-soled shoes, such as flat sneakers.